Alice in Wonderland AudioBook: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world (Wonderland) populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as children. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre, and its narrative course and structure, characters and imagery have been enormously influential in both popular culture and literature, especially in the fantasy genre.
Alice in Wonderland AudioBook: Alice follows a White Rabbit into a hole, and falls down, down, until she lands softly. She finds a bottle with a label Drink Me – and she does. Soon she shrinks.
Alice continues her out-of-the way experience as she stretches like a telescope, and then almost shrinks away alltogether. She has a wonderful conversation with her feet, and she dreadfully offends a mouse. It all ends in tears – so many tears that Alice and the mouse are swimming in them.
The Dodo bird is far from dead. The mouse tells a very “dry” history to try and dry out Alice and the other creatures who are still wet from swimming in the pool of tears. They run a race (a caucus race is actually an election).
Alice tries to help out the white rabbit, but grows so large that she is bursting out of his house. She is besieged by small animals and has a confrontation with a enormous puppy.
Our shrunken heroine meets a caterpillar who infuriates her with his curt contradictions. Next she is accused by a pigeon of being a serpent, and Alice is forced to admit that she does eat eggs sometimes.
We meet the Duchess, roughly handling a baby who looks like a pig, and the Cheshire cat who likes to vanish leaving only his grin behind. All this and two footmen who look like fish.
One of the most famous of all chapters in children’s literature is here presented in all its wonderful lunacy. A mad March Hare, an even madder Hatter, and a dozy dormouse provide company for Alice at tea table where the party never ceases because time is stuck perpetually at 6pm.
It is a wonder that anybody is left alive, the Queen is so busy calling for the executioners. The Queen meets her match though in the disappearing form of the Cheshire cat.
We meet a Gryphon and a Mock Turtle. A Gryphon is a mythological creature and a mock turtle was a type of Victorian Soup. They make strange company.
The Mock Turtle and The Gryphon dance. And then they sing “Will you walk a little faster?” said a whiting to a snail. There’s a porpoise close behind us, and he’s treading on my tail.”
The trial begins of the Knave of Hearts on the charge of stealing the tarts. Many familiar faces are present in the court room.
We reach the final Chapter of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland when Alice finally declares that her tormentors are “Nothing But a Pack of Car
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